Sunday, January 28, 2007

Dear Hubby Put My Knitting Needles To Sleep...

DH (Dear Hubby) is a fine husband, friend, and all around good guy. However, and yes there is a however, he is possibly the most boring person on the planet to knit for... I adore color - bright, soft, loud, subtle, and God forgive me, even metallic colors... I also love small delicate patterning, as well as things that are big and bold. That might give you a hint how DH feels about patterning in his knitted items - you guessed it, he wants things "just knitted, no loud color, no patterning, just simple". The man does have an image you know - as I have been told many times.

Thus, the sleeping knitting needles now present their latest accomplishments...

The socks were made from my teeny, almost non-existent stash drawer with Fortissima yarn. This yarn is just okay. It is a little bit scratchy, not very stretchy, and oh so plain. DH loves it!



If he loves them, I am glad. He is the one who has to wear them...











The hat looks like it is great big, and it kind of is, but it fits DH's head perfectly, and he doesn't like hats that squeeze his head. Once again, no pattern, just black, and for God's sake, NO POM POM! This yarn was actually wonderful to knit with, and it feels very nice too. It is from Karabella, and it is from the Soft Tweed line. I knew I had to work in tiny flecks of color somewhere - he would not even allow a stripe!

















FKD knits beautiful socks, and she always has the best yarn. She recently recommended The Loopy Ewe, and it is as wonderful as she said it was. It is a totally on-line yarn shop with the absolute best customer service, quick shipping, and a nice selection of yarn as well. FKD introduced me to the Claudia Hand Painted Yarn, and there is nothing "just okay" about this yarn. It looks and feels great, and thank you Jesus it has COLOR! I can't wait to knit the socks that this yarn will become...




Lastly, the puffed heart. This appeared most recently in the Holiday Edition of Interweave Knits. It is knit with Koigu, and stuffed with lavendar potpourri.


5 comments:

Debi said...

Terri, I think if the hubster wants such "sleepy" colors, he needs to learn how to knit for himself!!

You're so funny, it's the LOOPY EWE not the fluffy ewe!!! :)

Glad you like the Claudia's and Sheri, both are pretty awesome!

lllinda said...

Glad to see the new posting and love the heart-and you.

Melanie said...

Hi Terri,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice compliments.
I LOVE the Loopy Ewe..and you are going to adore Claudia's Handpainted..it's so soft and squishy and just yum!

KnitNana said...

Gorgeous Koigu heart! That one's on my list, too...and 3 cheers for COLOR! I'm with you!
(((hugs)))

La Cabeza Grande said...

That Claudia Handpaint will surely bring your needles to life! They just needed a tiny vacation is all :o)

What they lack in color excitement, you've more than made up for in skill and attention to Mister's wishes.

He's happy and you can move on to what makes you happy, non?